Tim Van Meter

Tim Van Meter, a firm partner and founder, is a leading architect and urban designer whose work has focused on green architecture and sustainable urban design. Tim heads the firm’s Denver office, which he established in 1999. He has led the design team on many of the firm’s complex and award-winning architecture and urban design projects in Colorado, Hawaii, Texas, New Mexico, and California. He is experienced in a wide range of architecture and urban design projects at various scales, focusing on transit-oriented development, neighborhood design, mixed-use urban infill, and affordable housing.

On the national level, Tim is the Urban Design Adviser for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Growth Program. He also is co-chair of CNU XVII, the 2009 national conference of the Congress for the New Urbanism. A licensed architect in Colorado, California, Hawaii, and Utah.

A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Environmental Design, Tim has traveled extensively worldwide, studying design, planning, and environmental issues and their effects on communities. He is a community design consultant for numerous communities and organizations, and has extensive experience achieving consensus through the public process. He lectures on issues of urban and sustainable design and development across Colorado’s Front Range and throughout the West and Hawaii.

Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning Architecture and Urban Design firm based in San Francisco and Denver. Since 1989 we have provided a full range of comprehensive design and planning services for a variety of project types, scales and clients. The partners and staff bring their knowledge and expertise to all aspects and phases of our projects.

VMWP's comprehensive and innovative design approach considers environmental, social, economic, and client needs to create buildings and communities that resonate with people. From small towns grappling with pressures of sprawl, to major urban centers requiring infill and redevelopment, one of our strengths is the ability to work in the variety of communities that make up diverse, growing regions.


  • meet the unique requirements of every client
  • engage the communities in which we live and work
  • work within the realities of economic constraints
  • create the highest quality design and planning
  • commit to sustainable design principles in all planning & design

Van Meter Williams Pollack's Architecture and Urban Design projects emphasize pedestrian and transit-oriented development patterns that serve a community's economic, social and cultural needs. Our success in master planning, community design, mixed-use developments, and revitalizing urban infill sites demonstrates that there are alternatives to the outward expansion of cities, towns and suburbs. High-density urban infill, transit-oriented development, and pedestrian-focused streetscapes support sustainable development. We have advanced economically viable plans that address transportation and infrastructure, community development, population growth and diversity, historic preservation, and sustainable growth patterns to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. Our greatest assets are an understanding of land use patterns, development types, and appropriate pedestrian environments for each community; our commitment to an open, clear, and direct process; and our ability to implement a community vision.

Contact Tim Van Meter

Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP
Partner, Architect/Urban Designer
1738 Wynkoop Street
Suite 203
Denver, Colorado  80202
Phone: 303-298-1480


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado

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